Whitmore, George, 1945-1989

George Davis Whitmore was a poet, playwright, critic, novelist, and freelance writer. He was born in Denver, Colorado, on September 27, 1945, and received a BA degree in English and Theatre from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, in 1967. Awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, he pursued graduate studies in the Theatre Department at Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, then moved to New York in 1968 and began a career as a writer. Whitmore was affiliated with a literary group known as the Violet Quill, whose seven members are regarded as one of the strongest collective voices of the gay male experience in the post-Stonewall era. He died in New York from AIDS-related complications on April 19, 1989.

From the description of George Whitmore papers, 1959-1995 (bulk 1967-1989). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702183375


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